Recent News

CMI April News

Wow – we’re already in the 2nd quarter of 2024! Time sure flies when you’re feeding underserved West Virginian families with nutritious locally grown food and supporting farmers in the process! Read More

THANK YOU! (Still Time to Match Donation!)

Thanks to YOUR generosity, Community Markets Inc. fully funded our new refrigerated trailer AND exceeded our Unity Campaign goal! THANK YOU for valuing food security and local food access for the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia! We are deeply grateful for your commitment to our community’s hungry families and farmers! Read More

❗LAST DAY❗for Donation Partial Match! Unity Campaign Update

The Unity Campaign is in its final hours and we’re SO CLOSE to surpassing our fundraising goal! Anything donated over and above the cost for the trailer will go towards feeding food insecure Appalachian families in West Virginia while supporting WV farmers! Read More

ALMOST THERE! Can You Help? Unity Campaign Update

An anonymous donor pledged $26,000 to CMI today towards the purchase of a larger energy efficient refrigerated trailer through the Unity Campaign! We’re Super Excited & Grateful here at CMI! We need your help to finish the campaign strongly! Read More

March News: 3 Yrs & Unity Campaign!

March is an exciting month for Community Markets Inc. because we turn 3 years old as of March 1st and CMI is part of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle’s Unity Campaign for the first time this year! Read More

Celebrate 3 Years with CMI!

On this day three years ago in 2021, Community Markets Inc. was founded by our Board of DirectorsHappy 3rd birthday, CMI! Read More

Community Markets Inc. Partners with Bushel & Peck to Feed Families and Support Farmers

Community Markets Inc. (“CMI”) has partnered with Bushel & Peck to feed hungry Appalachian families while supporting local farmers. Both Charles Town-based, nonprofit organizations exist, in part, to increase access to. Read More

Find Community Markets Inc. at Small Farm Conference

Besides running a Winter Mobile Farmers Market, what else should one do in February but attend the 2024 West Virginia Small Farm Conference next week in Charleston? Be sure to say hello to CMI’s Director, Mark Peiffer, while you’re there. Read More

Out The Gate! February News

Happy February! CMI has come out the gate fast in 2024 with plenty of happenings in January. We’re very grateful to our partners and donors who made themselves known last month and helped Community Markets Inc. Read More

December Impact and January News

As we welcome the new year, the staff and board of CMI express our gratitude to each of you for a wonderful and impactful 2023 and look ahead to 2024 with hopeful anticipation. CMI ended last year by releasing its first Impact Report. Read More

CMI Welcomes Two AmeriCorps VISTA Members

Community Markets Inc. (CMI) welcomed two AmeriCorps VISTA Members last week for a year-long term of service. The Charles Town based local food nonprofit hired Elizabeth “Ellie” George and Brett Hozdic to serve as AmeriCorps VISTA Members through October 2024. Both VISTA Members will spend the next twelve months. Read More

Community Markets Inc. Awarded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation Grant

Community Markets Inc. (CMI) was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation. The grant will fund CMI’s Food Box Giveaway Program which feeds food insecure Appalachian families with healthy food grown by West Virginian farmers at no cost to the recipients. Read More

Community Markets Inc. and UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia Partner to Increase Access to Fresh Local Produce Across the State, Eastern Panhandle

Community Markets Inc. (CMI) has been awarded a $45,000 Community Investment Grant from UniCare Health Plan of West Virginia (UniCare), establishing a partnership that will increase the availability of farm fresh, locally grown produce to food deserts in West Virginia. Read More

Manchin, Capito Support CDS Request

Community Markets Inc. (CMI) is pleased to announce that its Congressionally Directed Spending Request was included in the fiscal year 2024 Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. Read More

Community Markets Inc. Is Hiring!

Community Markets Inc. (CMI) announced today that it is seeking a dedicated individual to serve as a year-long AmeriCorps VISTA. The Charles Town-based nonprofit organization is seeking an individual who wants to feed thousands of hungry Appalachian families, support local farmers, and increase food security. Read More

Donate Now to Help Raise $30K to Buy Refrigerated Trailer!

Community Markets Inc. (CMI) was generously awarded $10,000 of ARPA funding from the City of Charles Town last night at City Hall. The $10k award will help purchase a refrigerated trailer which will be used to expand Community Markets Inc.’s food security and local food access programs. Read More

Video: Miss West Virginia’s “Farmer Friday” Podcast about CMI

Video: Miss West Virginia’s “Farmer Friday” Podcast about CMI. Read More

Video: Report of September 2022 Food Box Giveaway

Video: Report of September 2022 Food Box Giveaway. Read More

Article by The Journal on January’s Food Box Giveaway

Read the full article on The Journal’s website here. Read More

January Food Box Giveaway Summary

January Food Box Giveaway Summary. Read More